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It’s finally Primary Election Day in Ohio. Here’s what to keep an eye on.

BY: - April 28, 2020

At long last, it is finally Primary Election Day in Ohio. Here are a few things to know today: There is still time to vote If you haven’t yet cast a ballot, you still have an opportunity to do so today.  Monday was the postmark deadline to mail in absentee ballots, but if you didn’t […]

Swing-state battle begins in Ohio for Trump, Biden

BY: - April 13, 2020

The presidential race is now set: it will be President Trump, a Republican, vying for reelection against Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Biden, a former two-term vice president, wrapped up the Democratic nomination with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont ending his campaign on April 8. Biden previously campaigned for Democratic party’s presidential nomination  in the […]

Poll: Ohio voters support DeWine’s COVID-19 response, are split on Trump

BY: - March 30, 2020

The vast majority of Ohio voters support their state government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic but are more evenly split on President Donald Trump’s handling of the health crisis, a recent poll shows.  Voters in Ohio and three other states were asked between March 17-25 about their opinions of COVID-19 and the 2020 presidential race. […]

New poll finds Biden well ahead of Sanders in Ohio

BY: - March 16, 2020

Joe Biden has the wide support of Ohio Democratic voters over Bernie Sanders, a poll released a day before the primary election finds. Both candidates have narrow leads over Trump in theoretical match-ups, a broader survey of Ohio voters shows. An NBC News/Marist poll of “likely voters” in Ohio, conducted March 10-13, shows Biden with […]

DeWine asks colleges to go remote; sporting events to block fans to slow COVID-19 spread

BY: - March 11, 2020

Gov. Mike DeWine ramped up efforts Tuesday to curb the novel coronavirus in recommending — though not ordering — colleges to hold classes remotely, professional and collegiate teams to prohibit spectators, and other changes in nursing homes, churches, and prisons. The requests mark an escalation in Ohio’s preventative efforts after officials announced Monday that three […]

Biden highlights need for gun violence prevention in Columbus campaign stop

BY: - March 11, 2020

Awaiting Joe Biden’s appearance at the Driving Park Community Center on Columbus’ East Side, senior advisor Symone Sanders encountered campaign manager Greg Schultz near the doorway. “Greg!,” Sanders said excitedly. But the coronavirus, not far from anyone’s mind, kept their interaction at an arm’s length. “Elbows, Greg! Elbows!” Around that same time Tuesday afternoon, Gov. […]

Democrats look to energize as primary comes to Buckeye State

BY: - March 10, 2020

Does it feel like 2004 to you? That year’s political landscape looked strikingly similar to the one facing Ohio primary voters next week. A Republican governor … a Republican-controlled General Assembly … a Republican president running for re-election who had won the electoral college despite losing the popular vote … a longshot Ohio Democrat for […]

2020 Dem nomination contest comes to Ohio this week

BY: - March 9, 2020

With two frontrunners remaining, the Democratic presidential primary is at last turning its attention to Ohio. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have announced plans to campaign in Ohio on Tuesday. Both candidates will host events in Cleveland, with Biden also making a stop in Columbus.  Six states vote on Tuesday, with the most delegates being […]

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Susan J. Demas: It’s never our time: Why we won’t have a female president next year

BY: - March 6, 2020

The 2020 Democratic presidential race, which, at one point, was brimming with promise with a high water mark of six women contenders, looks to soon be dwindled to one. All signs point to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) exiting the race as early as Thursday, leaving just U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). (I’ll leave myself […]

Before presidential bid, Bloomberg threw cash at unlikely Ohio candidates

BY: - February 26, 2020

The last-minute boost to Jamie O’Leary’s campaign could not have come at a better time. Locked in a five-way race for an Ohio State Board of Education seat, O’Leary’s main opponent had already received the support and financial backing of two major teachers unions.  Then came $12,500 on Nov. 1, 2016 from a resident of […]

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Nobody likes a smarty pants: Why Warren and Obama irk pundits so much

BY: - February 21, 2020

Elizabeth Warren has never succeeded in charming the pundit class, which tends to describe her in oh-so-flattering terms like professorial, scold, elitist, lecturing, strident and schoolmarmish (she was a Harvard professor before being elected as a senator, in case you couldn’t tell by these pejoratives). After covering this primary for the last approximately 12,000 years (or 14 months, who’s counting?), I can say […]

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Where do the Democratic candidates stand on health care coverage?

BY: - January 15, 2020

As Democratic presidential hopefuls gathered in Iowa for the seventh debate Tuesday, health care remains the most important topic of debate for many Americans. The candidates talk about their proposals for health care reform using terms like universal coverage, public option, “Medicare for All,” and single-payer. What do these terms mean, and where do Democratic […]